Many of you will read this story about Louis Giaccardo and call him lucky or a hero or a survivor. To me he’s simply brother. Because Louie not only taught me what it means to be a Phi Kappa Tau fraternity man, he lived what he taught. And never more so than on that bluebird sky day in September.

The Phi Kappa Tau Creed

Phi Kappa Tau, by admitting me to membership, has conferred upon me a mark of distinction in which I take just pride. I believe in the spirit of brotherhood for which it stands. I shall strive to attain its ideals, and by so doing to bring to it honor and credit. I shall be loyal to my college and my chapter and shall keep strong my ties to them that I may ever retain the spirit of youth. I shall be a good and loyal citizen. I shall try always to discharge the obligation to others which arises from the fact that I am a fraternity man.

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